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8.82 FDATE — Get the current time as a string

Description:
FDATE(DATE) returns the current date (using the same format as CTIME) in DATE. It is equivalent to CALL CTIME(DATE, TIME()).

This intrinsic is provided in both subroutine and function forms; however, only one form can be used in any given program unit.

Standard:
GNU extension
Class:
Subroutine, function
Syntax:

CALL FDATE(DATE).
DATE = FDATE().

Arguments:

DATEThe type shall be of type CHARACTER of the default kind. It is an INTENT(OUT) argument. If the length of this variable is too short for the date and time string to fit completely, it will be blank on procedure return.

Return value:
The current date and time as a string.
Example:
          program test_fdate
              integer(8) :: i, j
              character(len=30) :: date
              call fdate(date)
              print *, 'Program started on ', date
              do i = 1, 100000000 ! Just a delay
                  j = i * i - i
              end do
              call fdate(date)
              print *, 'Program ended on ', date
          end program test_fdate
     

See also:
DATE_AND_TIME, CTIME